The George was known as an ‘Inn’ in 1815, despite being used by the first families of Great Britain. It contained many rooms, extensive stables and a large farm. Mr Adams is sure to ask that any applications by letter be postage-paid!
“THE Public are respectfully informed, that the Business and Posting of this Inn continue to be carried on as usual. Stamford, 17th May, 1815.
To be LET, and entered upon immediately,
All the above well-known, long-established, and excellent INN, called the GEORGE, in St. MARTIN’S, STAMFORD BARON, in the county of Northampton, late in the occupation of Mr. Fawcit; comprising 10 sitting-rooms, 38 bed-rooms, spacious kitchen, bar, laundry, larder, and most extensive Out-houses of every description, Stabling for 86 horses, and large Garden.
These premises have two entrances, are most conveniently and agreeably situated near the Bridge in Stamford, upon the Great North Road from London, and possess all the advantages that can possibly belong to a large inn, which has for a great number of years been resorted to by the first families in the kingdom.
Seventeen pair of horses in capital condition are daily employed in the above concern.
Also a most desirable Farm, containing 267 Acres of valuable Land, in the highest state of cultivation, of which 17 Acres are pasture, immediately adjoining the house, and the reminder is about a mile distant, with Farm-house, Barn, Stabling, Hovels, and every convenience for occupation.
The incoming tenant will also have the advantage of taking the Stock in Trade and Effects at a fair valuation, if he thinks proper.
An opportunity equal to the above seldom occurs, as this is without question one of the first situations of the kind in Great Britain. – The Great North Road branches from Stamford to Oakham, Melton, Uppingham, Leicester, Deeping, Boston, Bourn, Lincoln, Peterboro’, Kettering, and Oundle.
Apply to Mr. Adams, Burghley House, near Stamford; and if by letter, pay the postage.”
Stamford Mercury, 14th July, 1815.